For those of you who may not know what a Luddite is can read up on them here. Its more modern connotation is someone who is anti-science or anti-technology. So in my opinion it’s a fitting term for not only those who wield Autism as a weapon to forward some kind of anti-science agenda but …
Two stories came out this past week about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. One the media took and ran with while the other has received little to no attention. As usual it’s my opinion that the media picked the wrong one. The story that has been all over the news is that gunman …
Study: Women Abused As Kids More Likely To Have Children With Autism: In an effort to bring more education and awareness to the site I found this article from TIME Magazine that states the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry has released a study that says women who were abused as children were more …
WA leads nation in parents opting out of vaccines: If there is going to be a viral pandemic in this country odds are that somewhere in the state of Washington is going to be ground zero. According to a recent study the Evergreen State leads the country in children not being immunized at 6 percent. …
Antidepressant use in pregnancy may raise autism risk: Did you hear that? That was the sound of the anti-vaccination and anti-anti-depressant crowd having a collective orgasm. The anti-vaxxers have a history of using the boogeyman of Autism but this will be the new rallying cry for those who spread fear about anti-depressants. But I digress. …
Link An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study’s author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study — and that there was “no doubt” Wakefield was responsible. Can we finally move on and get …
Police: Stephanie Rochester feared son had autism, admitted she put blankets, plastic bag over baby’s head: Police: Autism was motive in Colo. child’s killing: Police: Autism was motive in Colo. child’s killing: 34-year-old Stephanie Rochester of Boulder, Colorado has been charged in the smothering murder of her 6-month-old son Rylan. She allegedly killed her own …
AP Poll: Third of parents oppose swine flu vaccine:
Let’s go over this again. There is no scientific proof that vaccines cause autism. The odds of something happening to your kids from a vaccine are the same as winning the lottery. Personally I’d rather not have my kids die from swine flu but that’s just me.
If people like this were around in the 1930’s the iron lung industry would be doing a booming business.
Link A special court ruled Thursday that evidence presented in three cases by parents of children with autism did not prove a link between autism and certain early childhood vaccines. Will you Luddites and conspiracy nuts get your kids vaccinated now?
Defending Vaccines: Actress Dispels Link To Autism:
My newfound respect for Amanda Peet keeps increasing.
Instead of spreading fear and junk science about vaccinations like Jenny McCarthy, Amanda Peet us speaking out in favor of vaccinating children and actually has a prominent doctor backing her up.
After her baby was born in early 2007, she decided to speak out publicly. Since then, she’s been advocating vaccination through interviews, talk show appearances, and public service announcements.
But Peet says parents shouldn’t look to her as a scientific expert. She defers scientific questions to Offit, who directs the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital.
And who does Jenny McCarthy have backing up her ridiculous claims?
That’s what I thought.